The campaign will be implemented under the NASA-funded Earth Venture airborne mission, DISCOVER-AQ (Deriving Information on Surface Conditions from Column and Vertically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality). The campaign will employ NASA aircraft to make a series of flights, with scientific instruments on board to measure gaseous and particulate pollution, during a month period from mid-July to mid-August 2014 near Denver, Colorado. The instrument spatial distribution encompasses a 120 km long by 100 km wide region.
Starting in April 2014, DRAGON-USA Colorado instrument deployments will occur in and around the northeastern Colorado with approximately 15 regionally distributed instruments in support of NASA DISCOVER-AQ P3-B and King Air air quality research flights. Simultaneously from mid-July to mid-August 2014, the Front Range Air Pollution and Photochemistry Experiment (FRAPPE) will complement NASA activities with both ground-based and C-130 aircraft measurements to provide more robust characterization of local to regional chemical environment including photochemistry, oxidant and aerosol formation and fate, flow and reciruculation patterns and large-scale inflow.
Figure 1. DRAGON-USA Colorado 2014 Site Distribution Download KMZ file.
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